June 24th, 2008, 21:38 Posted By: Shrygue
Leading video games publisher and developer, Namco Bandai Games America Inc., announced today that Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress for the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system has shipped to retail stores throughout North America. Developed by CyberConnect2 and based on the popular Naruto animated series from VIZ Media, the game offers a superior handheld fighting experience as players take part in intense head-to-head clashes with a roster of more than 20 characters and participate in a massive interactive storyline.
In Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2, a mysterious ghostly castle appears in the sky, casting an ominous shadow over the peaceful Hidden Leaf Village. As Naruto approaches the castle to try and discover the source of this disturbance, he is confronted by a strange masked woman who confronts him with disturbing visions of his past and threatening illusions. Together with Shikamaru, Sakura and the rest of his friends, Naruto must use all of his ninja skills to overcome this powerful new threat and save the village.
Combining one-on-one fighting with an epic interactive story, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2 lets players create a custom party of characters and take them through the 100 unique floors of the castle. Fierce battles, fast-paced mini-games and tests of the mind await as players make their way to the top of the fortress. Refining the series' trademark fighting engine, the game debuts new characters for a player roster of more than 20 memorable combatants equipped with new jutsu for more acrobatic ninja fighting than ever before. Providing the most authentic Naruto experience possible, fans can choose to play through the full game with either English or the original Japanese voices.
Packed with multiplayer features, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2 lets gamers test their fighting spirit with a friend in local wireless battles. Each multiplayer battle can be fully customized, letting players create and take their own ultimate ninja team of up to three characters into battle with just one copy of the game.
NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB and carries a suggested retail price of $39.99.
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